His win followed hot on the heels of a taking introductory success for Emmaus, who made the perfect start to his career by winning the 7f juvenile maiden.
Owned by Sheikh Mohammed Obaid, UAE Prince had been absent following his debut third at the course in April, form which has worked particularly well with the runner-up, Ulysees, landing the Group 3 Gordon Stakes in midsummer and the first and fourth progressing nicely through the ranks.
Stepping up from 1m2f and given a confident ride by Andrea, UAE Prince settled pleasingly in third place before sweeping past his rivals inside the final quarter mile.
Long-time pacesetters Arthur McBride and Lovely Story boxed on for pressure, but UAE Prince only needed to be nudged out to score by an eased-down four and a half lengths, his greenness still evident as he looked around inside the last furlong before pricking his ears close to home.
Roger said: “UAE Prince is a horse for next year. It is possible he could run again this season but it all depends how he comes out of this race. We hope he can develop into a stakes horse as a four-year-old.”
Andrea, who rode a treble on the card, also steered Emmaus to success for the burgeoning China Horse Club operation.
An attractive Invicinble Spirit colt from the family of Coventry Stakes winner Verglas and leading broodmare Cassandra Go, Emmaus travelled well towards the rear of the field before being produced with a taking challenge approaching the furlong marker.
The well-supported Sound Bar made a sustained challenge towards the stands’ rail, but Andrea did not need to get too serious with Emmaus, who defied his inexperience to score by a neck.
Roger said: “Emmaus has got quite a lot of ability but he was a little green here. He showed plenty of speed early but Andrea got him to drop his head and relax, which should help him in the future. We have no lofty short-term plans for the colt as he is going to be a better horse next year.”